Adoptable Pet of the Week – Boo Boo
Aug14

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Boo Boo

This week’s Adoptable Pet is: Boo Boo! Update: Boo Boo has been adopted! Boo Boo is a 14 year old cat that was brought to PEAC by her owners who were leaving the country  Boo Boo is a very friendly and affectionate cat , but would be most comfortable as the only cat in her new home Friendly and Affectionate – Boo Boo is Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week Click to Tweet Boo Boo’s “Meet Your Match”...

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Pooch Patch – Review
Aug01

Pooch Patch – Review

Pooch Patch The backyard in a box that’s delivered right to your door! My first thought when seeing a photo of the Pooch Patch on Instagram was this could be a great product for Edie to use during the wet, snowy, cold Canadian winter months. But then I thought, why limit it to only half of the year? For squishy-faced dogs like Edie, the recent heat wave and extreme heat alerts can be a health concern. In these extreme weather...

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Being A Dog –  Following The Dog Into A World of Smell
Jul27

Being A Dog – Following The Dog Into A World of Smell

Being A Dog Following The Dog Into A World of Smell By Alexandra Horowitz To a dog, smell equals discovery. What do we really know about our dog’s nose and their sense of smell? Have you ever really looked at your dog’s nose and wondered how it works?  What is it your dog finds so intriguing that they insist on stopping and sniffing every tree, hydrant, pole and random spots on the grass while on a walk? Why when we pull on that leash...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Car Safety
Jul25

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Car Safety

This is the seventh in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #7 Car Safety   Summer is all about adventures. Part of these adventures includes my most favourite activity – going for car rides! A car ride is great fun! There’s nothing more exciting for a dog than breathing in all those new and fantastic smells, visiting parks, meeting new people and making new friends. But before my human puts...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Pesticides
Jul18

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Pesticides

This is the sixth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #6 Pesticides What a great pleasure it is for your dog to lay on the grass, catch some rays, have a good roll around and sniff all the pretty flowers.   But before putting your paws on that grass, or taking a good sniff of those flowers, make sure they haven’t been treated with fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or insecticides that are toxic to...

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Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems
Jul13

Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems

Dr. Ryan Llera discusses Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems Another summer has arrived! And with it comes the scorching heat. While many of us enjoy this time of year, there are some who don’t. I can’t blame them for hating it. It’s hot, humid, and it makes it more difficult for them to breathe. That’s right, I’m talking about my brachycephalic friends including my #1 pug pal, Miss Edie the Pug....

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Adoptable Pet of the Week – Queen Latifah
Jul11

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Queen Latifah

Ontario SPCA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week Introducing Queen Latifah Update: Queen Latifah has been Adopted! Queen Latifah is 6 years old and very friendly Her Meet Your Match™ description is Purple Investigator: “I’m working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you’re under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or anything interferes with my investigation. If you need...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hydration
Jul11

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hydration

This is the fifth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #5 Hydration Taking it slow and easy. We have another week of hot temps and high humidity ahead of us so be sure to keep those water dishes filled with fresh cool water and lap it up! It’s so important to keep a special eye on our pets during these hot, humid summer days and part of staying safe is making sure our pets stay hydrated. Be sure to have...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated
Jul06

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated

This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #4 Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated The temperature is soaring and the humidity is high 🌡 We are in the midst of a heat wave🔥 My fellow furfriends, please limit your outdoor exercise and consider indoor activities on hot days like today! Stay cool and safe inside with air conditioning or fans and don’t forget to drink plenty of fresh...

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Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag  – Review
Jul05

Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag – Review

Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag  “On The Go Swag Bag” Review I’m always on the look out for new, exciting and importantly, useful pet products. But sometimes it’s not the pet but the pet owner that requires a product that is useful and helpful. While scrolling through my Instagram I came across Jasper Swag and I knew I found just the product I’ve been looking for! The Jasper Swag Bag For some time now, I have been looking for...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hot Sidewalks
Jul04

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hot Sidewalks

This is the third in a series of six weekly posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #3 Avoiding Hot Sidewalks and Pavement Good morning! I’m off for my early morning dog walk while it’s still cool and before the sidewalks and pavement get too hot for my paws. Did you know that hot sidewalks and pavement that can cause a dogs paw pads to burn? It’s true! Before venturing out on your dog walk, have your human press their...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Water Safety
Jun27

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Water Safety

This is the second in a series of six weekly posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #2 Dog Water Safety! Planning on going to the beach, cottage or boating with your pet this summer? Not all dogs are natural swimmers! It’s true! Some of us have been known to sink like a stone! Even dogs that can swim may not be strong swimmers, they can get caught up in the current and tire easily. Dogs can get excited on a boat, jump off...

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Ontario SPCA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week – Audrey
Jun23

Ontario SPCA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week – Audrey

Ontario SPCA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week Audrey! How gorgeous is Audrey! Audrey is 13 years young and has been surrendered due to allergies in the family. Audrey has been through three homes in her lifetime and it’s time for her to find that one and only forever home! Audrey would do best in a single cat home only because she gets nervous around other cats. She is very sweet and loveable 🙂 Audrey’s Meet Your Match®...

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What’s Your Pet’s Body Condition Score?
Jun23

What’s Your Pet’s Body Condition Score?

The roles were reversed on my recent visit to Royal Canin Canada. I’ve joined Royal Canin over the past few years at veterinarian conferences and events where professionals discuss weight management in pets. I bring Edie to these events to show off the results of a dog that was once overweight.   On this occasion I was asked to speak to a group of veterinarians about what its like as a pet owner to have/had, an obese dog,...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety
Jun20

Dog Days of Summer Safety

Dog Days of Summer Safety Today is officially the first day of summer! Woohoo! While you’re enjoying the hot,hazy, lazy, sunny days of summer, lets not forget the importance of protecting our pets and pet safety! This is the first in a series of six weekly posts highlighting Summer Safety Tips for Pets  Tip #1 No Hot Dogs in Cars! The only place a “hot dog” belongs is on a plate at a BBQ or picnic! Never, ever, leave your dog...

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Dogtopia Erindale Presents – Bubbles for Bello
Jun13

Dogtopia Erindale Presents – Bubbles for Bello

Dogtopia Erindale presents:  Bubbles for Bello Save the date! June 19, 2016  10:00am to 4:00pm  1100 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, Ontario Sit back, relax, and let the staff at Dogtopia Erindale pamper your pooch for the second annual Bubbles for Bello. Dogtopia Erindale is holding a spa to pamper your dog for a donation of $15.00. And if you get hungry while watching someone else do all the wet work of bathing your dog, there will...

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Adventures at Woofstock 2016
May31

Adventures at Woofstock 2016

What an exciting time it was attending this years Woofstock at Woodbine Park in Toronto! The weather, although a tad warm for pugs, was just pawfect. The sun was shining all weekend and temperatures soared, breaking records for this time of year. What made this years Woofstock most memorable for me? The chance to meet so many of my friends; friends that I’ve only had the pleasure of woofing with on Twitter, Facebook and...

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Esther the Wonder Pig, Changing The World One Heart At A Time  – Review
May23

Esther the Wonder Pig, Changing The World One Heart At A Time – Review

Two Men and a Pig and cats, and dogs, and rabbits, and sheep, and… Esther the Wonder Pig, Changing The World One Heart At A Time   I connected immediately with Steve Jenkins when he looked at that tiny pig covered with a flannel blanket in a laundry basket and all he wanted to do was hold her, protect her and bring her home. How could he possibly not take this tiny creature into his home, his heart, and not care for her? At that...

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Senior Pet Care – How You Can Help – Vet Chat with Dr. R. Llera
May11

Senior Pet Care – How You Can Help – Vet Chat with Dr. R. Llera

We all want to know what and how is the best way to care for our pets. We ask all kinds of questions about the best way to raise and train them, we want to know what to feed them and the easiest way to potty train them. But what about the other stage of our pets life? The senior stage of our pets life? On this episode of Vet Chat, Dr.Ryan Llera discusses: Senior Pet Care – How You Can Help People everyday are getting a new puppy,...

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Annual Heartworm Testing and Veterinary Check Up’s
May09

Annual Heartworm Testing and Veterinary Check Up’s

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time to toss my dog coat in the back of the closet and hide those socks and dog boots my human insists I wear to protect my paws from the ice, snow and salt during our winter walks. You know what else happens this time of year? Annual Heartworm Test and Veterinary Check Up Heartworm testing is just one of my regular veterinarian visits throughout the year. Each vet visit is an opportunity for me...

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Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas and Ticks – #NoBiteIsRight
May02

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas and Ticks – #NoBiteIsRight

This post is sponsored by No Bite is RIght and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Summer Safety and Protecting Pets against fleas and ticks but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. The blogger is responsible for the contents and not the sponsors mentioned above.   Did you know Canada has 5 seasons? Well, if you’re a pet owner you do. Yes,...

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Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA
Apr28

Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA

Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA is Akali Akali is a 10 month old spayed cat that has been waiting to be adopted at the Ontario SPCA Centre for 5 months! Akali was surrendered by an owner who found her as a stray and couldn’t keep her. She was brought in with a large group of cats, so she loves other cats and can regularly be found snuggling with any cats that share the room with her. She’s been having some...

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Greyhound Adoption Month
Apr26

Greyhound Adoption Month

“If we get a dog, what kind do you think we should get?” It seemed like a simple enough question twelve years ago when my husband asked it. But of course, it wasn’t. I have loved dogs since I was a kid, walking a neighbour’s collie mix nearly every day, and playing with another neighbour’s two Basset Hounds, Jasmine and Velvet (you know, of Hush Puppy fame) every chance I could get. I was the kid that stopped at every house with a dog...

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What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?
Apr18

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet? This is the question I was asked by Royal Canin Canada. Yet, when confronted with this question I am overwhelmed. Why? Is it because the pets throughout my life or the pets I have now mean nothing to me or have had no positive effects throughout my life? No. It’s because they have meant SO much to me and have brought SO much to my life it becomes an overwhelming task to answer the...

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Pet Rescue Stories – Terabyte’s Story
Apr12

Pet Rescue Stories – Terabyte’s Story

I have done several posts, sent numerous tweets and posted many pictures on my Facebook page of pets looking for their forever homes. Some of those pets have been lucky enough to have found that someone special to take them in and care for them. However, I don’t hear about their lives afterwards. I wonder about them; are they happy, have they settled in alright, do they now have other furfriends to play with? So I decided to...

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